The National Palliative Care Research Center

Curing suffering through palliative care research.


Ashwin Kotwal MD, MS

University of California, San Francisco

Ashwin Kotwal, MD, MS, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine. He is a research scholar in the UCSF Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center and a 2019 NPCRC grantee. Dr. Kotwal’s research focuses on the intersection of geriatrics and palliative care and efforts to understand and improve social connections of older adults at the end of life through clinical practice, health systems, and policy.